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Compiling the 2.2.4 kernel
I was hoping to take my first stab at compiling my own kernel and I
find I am a bit lost before I even get started. I downloaded the
'linux-2_2_4_tar.gz' kernel and decompressed it and then proceeded to
check out the README file inside it. As I was going down the list of
minimum requirements needed before compiling the kernel I ran into a
bit of trouble.
Noted as required (among other packages) are the following libraries:
Linux libc5 C library v 5.4.46
Linux libc6 C Library v 2.0.7pre6
Linux C++ Library 220.127.116.11
I appear to have the correct version of the C++ lib but only 2.0.7 of
libc6 and I could not find any reference to libc5 on my system.
Actually I have a number of systems between the office and home that
I am setting up. All are RedHat 5.1 with the exception of one that is
I have not been able to come across any rpm's for the proper versions
of these packages on the RedHat site or its mirrors. I have found the
libraries in tar.gz format from misc. servers though. Also, I found a
RedHat directory that seemed to have rpms needed when upgrading to
the 2.2 kernel but there didn't seem to be anything for the libraries.
So..... do I really need all three packages installed? I confess I
have little understanding of how they are used. Can they even coexist
together?? How do I get them configured correctly?
I also have a QUE book on linux that came with a few cd's. I was
hoping to try installing Star Office, but the book indicated that
libc5 v 5.4.xx was required. I don't think I have it.
Any help would be appreciated.